Repair Work May Be Cause of Deadly Elevator Accident

Suzanne Hart was killed at the 26-story Manhattan office tower when the elevator shot up before closing its doors.

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    One of the witnesses to last month's fatal elevator accident in a Manhattan office building has taken legal action in the case. Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012)

    Maintenance work may have contributed to an elevator accident in which an advertising executive was crushed to death, according to the city's Buildings Department commissioner.     

    Robert LiMandri told The New York Times that a maintenance company did repair work on the elevator just before the Dec. 14 accident.     

    Freak Elevator Accident Kills Woman

    [NY] Freak Elevator Accident Kills Woman
    The woman who died in a freak Midtown elevator accident Wednesday was identified as Suzanne Hart, 41, an employee with advertising agency Y&R. Her grieving boyfriend told NBC New York outside their Brooklyn home: "I loved her. She was a beautiful person." Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011)

    He said that based on the investigation thus far, the repair work was believed to be a contributing cause, or the cause, of the accident.     

    Suzanne Hart was killed at the 26-story Manhattan office tower. She worked for Y&R, the advertising agency formerly known as Young & Rubicam.     

    The Manhattan district attorney also is investigating.

    No charges have been filed.